Mr. Bush is hardly the first president to go before a friendly crowd during a challenging period. But he has done so several times in the last few weeks, even as some onetime allies voice worry about the White House creating the impression that he is cloistered, hearing only supportive voices. It was just such an impression last year that helped lead White House aides to put him before more critical audiences.
Dana Perino, a White House spokeswoman, said, “Stay tuned,” when asked whether Mr. Bush would be doing that again anytime soon.
She chided reporters in attendance at the session on Wednesday for “the rolling of the eyes and the smirking” during the questioning.
“What I observed was the looks of disbelief on some of the reporters’ faces — and I’ve seen it before — that anyone in the United States supports the president or has a different opinion from what is read in the newspapers,” Ms. Perino said. “People who have that feeling need to be validated and respected as well.”
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